Guantanamo 9/11 Trials And Due Process Clash


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Over and over a few themes emerge on this blog.  One of them is “process matters”.  From how legislation passes in congress, to how Governor Walker plays with policy, to this case which shows the international community how we handle legal affairs the process to everything has to be fair and open.

I only ask my readers to take a few minutes and watch this 60 Minutes report on Guantanamo detainees and the tortured process that the United States government is using to try them for the 9/11 attacks.  No one is saying these men were not involved in 9/11 or that they were not intent on harming this county or its citizens.

But that is not the point.

There needs to be a fair process that plays out for these defendants or the very principles that we so proudly claim to be ‘American’ does not count for anything.

I have long argued that Guantanamo should be closed and these trials should have taken place in the United States.

Watch this and tell me how proud you are of the system that operates in your name.

 

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